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Rajai Muasher (Arabic: رجائي المعشر ʾRaja'i Al-Mu'asher) is a Jordanian Christian politician who currently serves as Jordan's Deputy Prime Minister.

Rajai Muasher
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Deputy Prime Minister
Assumed office
14 June 2018
MonarchAbdullah II
Prime MinisterOmar Razzaz
Personal details
Born1 January 1944
Amman, Jordan
NationalityJordanian
Political partyIndependent
Alma materUniversity of Illinois

Muasher previously served as Deputy Prime Minister in 2009 under Samir Rifai's government in 2009. He also served in the Senate until his appointment as Deputy Prime Minister by Omar Razzaz on 16 June 2018.

BiographyEdit

Muasher was born in Amman in 1944. He obtained a Master of Business Administration in 1966, and a PhD in Business Administration in 1971 from the University of Illinois.[1]

Muasher held served as minister in a number of ministries in the 1970s, and became head to Jordan's Ahli Bank in the 2000s. He served as Deputy Prime Minister in 2009 under Samir Rifai's government in 2009. He also served in the Senate until his appointment as Deputy Prime Minister by Omar Razzaz on 16 June 2018.

Reuters in 2009 described him to be "a prominent businessman and vocal critic of the liberal reformists and supporter of a wider role for the state in the economy."[2] After his designation as Deputy Prime Minister, Reuters described him as a "conservative politician and influential banker and among Jordan's wealthiest businessmen."[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rajai Muasher". Guide to Jordanian political life. 1 January 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Jordan king swears in new conservative government". Reuters. 14 December 2009. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Jordan's King Swears in New Cabinet Led by Ex-World Bank Economist". Reuters. 14 June 2018. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
Political offices
Preceded by
Jamal Sarayrah
Deputy Prime Minister
16 June 2018 – present
Incumbent